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  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Film Review

    8:32 am 12/6/2013

    Nearly everything about "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" represents an improvement over the first installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved creation.Read more

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  2. Inside 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere: Middle Earth Comes to Hollywood

    3:21 am 12/3/2013

    Peter Jackson, Sean Astin and Ed Sheeran were among those at the event; star Evangeline Lilly tells THR that she hopes her character, Tauriel, will be a role model for young women: "There is nothing about her that is weak."Read more

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  3. 'The Hobbit': First Full Look at Dragon Smaug Unveiled on Air New Zealand Plane (Photo)

    8:52 pm 12/1/2013

    Peter Jackson’s imagining of the dragon will fly into Los Angeles on Monday.Read more

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  4. Despite 'The Hobbit,' Hollywood Isn't Adopting 48 Frames Per Second

    5:00 am 11/13/2013

    Peter Jackson loves the controversial high-frame-rate format, but no other filmmaker has adopted it as Warners adds screens for "Desolation of Smaug." Says Bryan Singer, "I had concerns."Read more

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  5. PGA Taps Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital for 2014 Vanguard Award

    10:59 am 11/11/2013

    Past recipients include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas and John Lasseter.Read more

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  6. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer 3

    9:35 am 11/5/2013

    Bilbo (Martin Freeman) leads the dwarves and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) into the mountain to try and retrieve the Arkenstone from the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in Peter Jackson's latest trailer. The film, from MGM and Warner Bros., is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13. Read more

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  7. Peter Jackson Unveils 20 Minutes of New Footage at 'Hobbit' Fan Event

    8:18 pm 11/4/2013

    Tolkienites from L.A. to Sydney were treated to a live Q&A with the director and stars of his upcoming "Desolation of Smaug."Read more

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  8. Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' Trilogy Has Cost $561 Million So Far

    2:53 pm 10/4/2013

    That figure includes the major 266 days of filming with actors, although it doesn't include an additional two months or so of "pick-up" shoots.Read more

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  9. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer 2

    9:41 am 10/1/2013

    The latest installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy focuses on the dwarves of Erebor's attempt to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Read more

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